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From sand sculpting exhibitions to headlining entertainment at Three Rivers Casino, Florence stays lively with fairs, festivals and performing arts. Seasonally, Historic Old Town Florence hosts outdoor markets and events along the boardwalk. Year-round the Florence Events Center is a hub for art shows, craft fairs and celebrations.
Popular Florence events include the Winter Folk Festival which features a pie baking contest, artisan booths and folk music jam sessions. In the fall, enthusiastic blues fans "travel the chowder trail" during the Chowder, Blues & Brews Festival. And for over a century, Florence has been crowning their "Queen Rhododendra" at their Annual Rhododendron Festival honoring this prolific and beautiful bloom.
Shop organic, locally-grown veggies and more.
Come to watch or to compete in the Three Rivers Cup sandboarding competition.
The Florence Fall Festival is a community way of celebrating fall with three exciting adventures: Annual Rods n' Rhodies Invitational Car Show, Taste the Coast!, and a community wide garage sale.
An ad for the City Wide Garage Sale with a map of all participation sales will be published in the Siuslaw News on September 4th and 7th. The event will also be listed on several yard sale websites. A bounty for avid treasure seekers and a bevy of fun for shoppers of all ages, who knows what you might find. Don't miss this bonanza of goodies!
The classic Disney animated movie “Cars” will be projected on the inflatable big screen as volunteers from American Cinema Equipment in Portland converge on Florence to recreate the old Rhododendron Drive-In for one night only. Originally broadcast on KCFM AM1250 and FM104.1, this year’s movie audio will air on KCST 106.9 FM.
Local entrees of beef, fish, or vegan to choose from, and local brews and wine. Two live bands, Steel Wool and The Conjugal Visitors, silent auction and more. Call to reserve tickets.
Second Annual Coastal Community Classic Golf Tournament which is a benefit for the Chamber and produced by Three Rivers Casino and Hotel, and The Siuslaw News.
Contestants of all ages compete in America's largest country music talent search. Twenty-one and over, enjoy an after party concert with Amy Clawson and Coltrane from 8 -10 p.m. Previous contestants include today's stars like Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Sara Evans, Billy Rae Cyrus, John Michael Montgomery, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Tracy Lawrence, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt and Brad Paisley!
The 3rd Annual Florence Festival of Books is a book fair for both authors and publishers.
Anthentic German food, bier, bratwurst, pretzels, strudel, live music, raffles, and German dancers; join the celebration and meet old friends you've never seen before!
This five-piece American jazz fusion band originally formed in the mid-70s in Buffalo, N.Y. With over 30 albums released and 10 million copies sold, they are among the most successful in this genre.
The enduring story of the Von Trapp family is brought to the stage by Florence's Last Resort Players. Starring Sheena Moore as Maria and Jason Wood as Captain Georg Von Trapp.
Visit merchants in Old Town Florence along Bay Street and the Antiques District to find the candy canes hidden in plain sight, then enter a drawing for several gift certificates! Watch for 'Participating Merchant' signs to begin the expedition!
You will have the Aquarium to yourself as you travel through our exhibits on a scavenger hunt, participate in hands-on activities, and experience early morning behind-the-scenes at the Aquarium! After a fun-filled evening exploring life under the ocean, be lulled to sleep by the soothing sights of our Passages of the Deep tunnels. All of our sleepovers include a full dinner with vegetarian options. A late snack and a light breakfast are also provided.
At this huge tailgate party, your admission includes $5 worth of slot play, a great spread of food, souvenirs, cash drawings, no host bar and free soft drinks. Enjoy the game in high definition on a 19-foot screen with friends and fans. Celebrate and revel in this Super Bowl Sunday spectacular!
You've been invited to Edith Fleisher's world famous speakeasy, "Big Mama's." Prepare to laugh as we introduce you to a few of Poison Pen's finest folks, including Eldon "Eggs" Kryzicki and his boss, Jeno "Uncle Jeannie" Costanza. Bugs Moran has sent Jasmin Jarvis to stir things up, and Lola "Lips" LaPierre isn't happy about it. In addition to a delicious three course meal, this show serves up plenty of laughter and audience interaction. Audience members are encouraged to dress in their “Roaring... Visit Website
In 1983 a group of talented musicians attending Arizona State University formed a musical ensemble whose artistic focus centered around the musical traditions of early New Orleans jazz. Over 25 years later, the same core members are still expanding their musical palette to include a half-century of jazz styles from early New Orleans Dixieland and blues to big band swing and popular standards.
Visit participating merchants in Historic Old Town Florence and search for a Valentine's Heart hidden in plain sight! Turn in your punch card and enter to win a $50 gift certificate!
A tribute to songbook composer Jule Styne created by Shirley Andress. This Jazz Kings concert will be filled with many of our favorite show stoppers: “Just In Time," “Everything’s Coming Up Roses," Don’t Rain On My Parade," “It’s Magic," The Party’s Over." “Time After Time," “Make Someone Happy," “Put ‘Em In A Box," “Three Coins In the Fountain”, “I’ve Heard That Song Before,” and of course, “Give Me A Song With A Beautiful Melody."
Join in a hula workshop and then perform! Or just come to watch the dance. Presented by Hawaiiana and Hula from the Heart dance group.
Flamenco singing and dancing with Savannah Fuentes, Jose Vega and Curro Cueto.
Founded and led by Misha Rachlevsky, this incredible ensemble has earned national and international recognition.
Don't miss the Little River Band as they play a fun and lively set on friday and Saturday nights! Presented by Three Rivers Casino and Bimart.
This is the height of whale migration. Spot Gray whales and partake in whale watch counts along the Oregon Coast. Talk to knowlegable volunteers at the Sea Lion Caves Turnout and Cook's Chasm Turnout all week long. Part of the Whale Watching Spoken Here program of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for concert and dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, they are considered one of the greatest bands of all time.
Featuring approximately 50 local kids and young adults, this Broadway-caliber youth musical will feature top-notch singing, dazzling choreography, special effects and a magical fairytale plot that will melt your heart. Prior to the Sunday matinee, audiences can attend a special Under the Sea character meet and greet, where kids and adults can rub elbows with several of the show’s star players and snap some photos.
Bonsai display, flower show, tips and tricks from professionals on keeping your blooms beautiful, as well as a plant sale, and activities and ideas for every garden.
Enjoy a scenic Easter dinner on the Florence coast at the Surfside Restaurant. Your choice of entrees will include a hand cut bone in New York roast, chardonnay chicken breast, stuffed sole and fettuccini primavera, all offered with select sides and an amazing dessert. Reservations are encouraged.
Celebrate these iconic and beautiful blooms with a parade themed "Not Our First Rhody-O!" See the crowning of Queen Rhododendra and the King of the Coast. The second longest running flower festival in Oregon features a Rhody exhibit, classic car show, carnival, craft fair and 5K run.
Show off your bike or come to check out the paint, chrome and customizations on the amazing motorcycles exhibited. Awards begin at 1 p.m. for Best Stock, Custom, Street Custom and Best in Show.For show registration please contact Lee Taft by email or phone number listed above. A benefit for Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital.
This annual golf tournament features teams of four people playing a fast and furious scramble at Sandpines Golf Links. Great prizes and fun throughout the event. Funds raised by the tournament will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) offers Family Fishing Days at stocked ponds throughout Oregon. Onsite ODFW staff and volunteers provide all the equipment and teach youth how to bait, cast and reel in your catch. Licenses are required for anyone 14 years and older. Licenses can be purchased online.
The State of Oregon welcomes you to enjoy a Free Fishing Weekend that provides locals and visitors with two full days to fish, crab and clam without a license.
4th of July holiday celebrations include live outdoor music in Old Town and a spectacular fireworks display over the Siuslaw River. The buildings and planter boxes are decorated with red, white and blue bunting and the flowers are in glorious bloom. Shops and restaurants stay open late to accommodate locals and visitors that come down to watch the fireworks at this scenic gem on the Oregon coast.
Back in the 1960s there were hundreds of groups performing simultaneously throughout the United States, all claiming to be Ink Spots, because of the popularity of their music. If I Didn't Care, recorded in 1939 for Decca, sold 19 million copies and eventually became the seventh largest selling song in American popular music history. If you enjoy mellow blended harmonies and energetic up-tempo swing tunes, don't miss this cabaret style show; a tribute to one of the all-time great vocal groups.
Sand Master Park's annual pro/am sandboard competition sanctioned by Dune Riders International. Open and free to the public, come and enjoy the spectacle or enter the "Jam" and compete.
Going beyond the typical sand castle, learn how to sand sculpt from local sculptor Jesse Austen. Jesse will be demonstrating detailing techniques for sand castles but participants may try their hand at any theme. The free clinic includes needed tools, water and of course...the sand! Spectators are welcome too.
Singer Neal McCoy has released ten studio albums on various labels and 34 singles to country radio stations and is known for his lyrics and wide-ranging appeal.
Sand Master Park and Xwest Clothing Company's annual pro/am sandboard jump competition sanctioned by Dune Riders International. Jumps and only jumps on the dunes in beautiful Florence, Oregon!
Going beyond the typical sand castle, learn how to sand sculpt from world champion sand sculptor Lor Gordon. Lori likes to sculpt sea life. The free clinic includes needed tools, water and of course...the sand! Spectators are welcome too. The Xwest Huck Fest international sandboard competition will be going on as well.
Pacific Northwest Model Car contest, display and swap meet; modelers of all ages are welcome to enter. Awards will be presented in 14 different classes plus a number of special awards.
Come out for fun mornings with this popular numbers game. Great prizes!
Each second Saturday, liven up your day with the fantastic art from local Florence Artists. Backstreet Gallery, The Vardanian Gallery, The River Gallery, Old Town Coffee and Gallery, The Gallery Above the Silver Lining and the Siuslaw Library. Refreshments will be served along the way.
People come from all over to learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year, an awesome sight to behold.